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letters Dating is great but let's try and get it right

I am writing to welcome Clive Richardson's articles on dating buildings (starting aj 23.3.00). To anyone concerned with existing buildings, the ability to date them and their components is an essential tool, to enable them to know what type of construction to expect and how to identify anomalies. Dating is also a powerful technique - it can force you to really look at and analyse all the components if you consciously ask yourself their dates.

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